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De Palma (2015)

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Credited cast:
Brian De Palma ... Himself
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In the annals of Hollywood film since the artistic glories of the New Hollywood era, few have a better reputation and body of work in the field of suspense films exploring the contemporary darkness in American life than Brian De Palma. Here, the great film writer and director takes, us in his own words, through his professional life and a career that redefined film horror and suspense. All the while, he also confesses the challenges of working in Hollywood and the price even the great artists pay for being a part of it. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Being a director is being a watcher


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Rated R for violent images, graphic nudity, sexual content and some language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Де Пальма See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,355, 12 June 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$163,359, 29 July 2016
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Empire Ward Pictures See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Martin Scorsese introduced De Palma (2015) at the DGA theater screening in New York. Scorsese and De Palma have been friends ever since they met at NYU in the late 60s. See more »

Goofs

Alexander Mackendrick's classic Sweet Smell of Success is wrongly credited as The Sweet Smell of Success. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Brian De Palma: Holy mackerel.
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Connections

Features Weekend (1967) See more »

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Generique et Car des Police
From the motion picture Les quatre cents coups (1959)
Written and performed by Jean Constantin
Courtesy of MK2
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Compelling and personal
8 October 2015 | by ujtcSee all my reviews

This interview/documentary on Brian DePalma's work is completely fascinating - it's not bloated with expert perspectives or critical assessment of DePalma's work. Rather we get an unfiltered story from the director himself which works its way through the last 50 years of cinema and discusses in much candor the highs and lows of a directing career. Particularly compelling are the practical steps DePalma took to stay relevant in a rapidly changing industry, as well as his pragmatic approach of dealing with hard-nosed movie executives, difficult actors and minuscule budgets. Throughout the DePalma's interview narrative is supplemented with clips from his own movies as well as other contemporary pieces, which convey the story line brilliantly. The documentary was filmed over the course of a view days based on dinner- time conversations between DePalma and Bombauch/Paltrow. Wonderful editing, amazing perspective; a must-see for any film lover or aspiring director.


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